Monthly Archives: October 2012

ACLU Advocates for the Right to Challenge Warrantless Wiretapping

The ACLU appeared before the Supreme Court Monday morning to argue for the right of Americans to challenge a law that instituted a far-reaching and unconstitutional surveillance regime. The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 dramatically expanded the government’s authority to monitor Americans’…

More Cause for Shock and Concern at the Border, says San Diego ACLU

The following statement can be attributed to Kevin Keenan, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. There has been yet another incident of fatal shooting of unarmed people at the U.S.-Mexico border—the third and fourth killings…

ACLU to Testify at the United Nations On Human Rights Abuses at the U.S.–Mexico Border

The American Civil Liberties Union is slated to present testimony today at the United Nations on human rights violations at the U.S.-Mexico border, including deaths as a result of the U.S. government’s border enforcement policy. The testimony will include details…

Freedom of Speech Upheld in ACLU Lawsuit Against Escondido

The City of Escondido agreed to uphold the First Amendment right of individuals to protest and record the Escondido Police Department’s controversial traffic checkpoint program, in a settlement filed today in federal court. The settlement concludes part of a case filed earlier…

Border Agents Harass Americans Taking Pictures, Threaten to Smash Cameras

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s policy and practice of prohibiting the use of cameras and video recorders at or near U.S. ports of entry is unconstitutional, said the American Civil Liberties Union Border Affiliates and the law…